In this episode, we chat with Stephanie Leigh. Stephanie shares her experience of the art world in Melbourne, what ‘Feminist Art’ looks like, and the need for gender equality education in schools. Stephanie also dives deep into her experience of art as a business, and sets the stage for a great conversation around monetising and increasing exposure to art!
Stephanie Leigh is a Melbourne based artist. Working with painting, sculpture and installation, Leigh’s work draws on tropes of the historical and modernist canon such as the reclining pose, ideas about beauty, the naked fetish and cultural and political oppression. These concepts in her works are reconfigured in her contemporary practice to uncover modes of resistance and change that renegotiate female objectification.
Stephanie Leigh has achieved critical success as an emerging artist. In 2017, Leigh was invited to exhibit A Female at RMIT Spare Room. Following this Leigh is now residing at The Bayside City Council AIR program and in June Leigh has been invited to exhibit in La Niña for their female and non-binary femme artists show at No Vacancy.